Navigating a Crisis: What leaders have learned during COVID-19
Wednesday 21 April (via Zoom)

Join clare alumus Johnny Langridge (2005), Director of Development & Communications at Garsington Opera, for a panel discussion on what leaders have learned and the challenges they have faced during the pandemic. Johnny is is responsible for looking after members and supporters of Garsington Opera, as well as overseeing the charity's communications with audiences and the wider industry. He is a trustee of the Royal Philharmonic Society, Chetham's School of Music, London English Song Festival & Septura, a University of Cambridge music graduate, occasional trumpeter and tenor in Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.  

Johnny will be joined by the following alumni who are all leaders in their fields:

Stuart Murphy (1990), CEO, English National Opera

Stuart Murphy grew up in Leeds, studied Geography at Clare, and is now CEO of the English National Opera and London Coliseum. Before opera he had a 20 year career in television, including launching and running BBC 3 and then Sky’s Entertainment channels. Shows he is responsible for bringing to the British TV range from Little Britain and Gavin and Stacey and An Idiot Abroad, to Game of Thrones, Mad Men and Patrick Melrose. He is passionate about diversity, equality and inclusion. At the ENO he launched free tickets for Under 18 year olds, launched ENO Breathe with the NHS for long Covid sufferers and hired their first female artistic director since its founder in 1904.  

Katharine Hibbert (2000), Founder and Director of Dot Dot Dot Property Ltd

Katharine Hibbert is the Founder and Executive Chair of Dot Dot Dot, a social enterprise that turns empty space into homes for people who want to volunteer.  Since launching in 2011, Dot Dot Dot has grown to house hundreds of people across the country, employing a team of 30 at its office in London's Olympic Park, and supporting its residents to give tens of thousands of hours to good causes every year.
The ideas behind Dot Dot Dot came from work Katharine previously did as a journalist and an author.  While working at the Sunday Times she became interested in waste and empty homes, the subject of her first book, FREE: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful Society.  She is currently back to being a current member of Clare, studying an Executive MBA at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School for which she received two scholarships from the Judge. 

Andy Stone (1989), Head Teacher, Holy Family Catholic School and Sixth Form

Andy Stone studied Social and Political Science at Clare. Upon graduating he taught English in northern Greece for a year before completing teacher training in Leeds. He has taught in inner London schools since 1994, teaching Sociology, Psychology and latterly Politics. He completed a PhD at the University of London in 2003 researching the differential esteem of academic and vocational qualifications in England. Headteacher of a large comprehensive school in Walthamstow for 13 years he has been a senior leader in education for twenty years and is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. He is passionate about education and extending opportunities to all of the students in his school and wants to see a reformed education system post-covid.‚Äč

Shona Gibson (2007), Senior Analyst, Tesco Supply Chain Development

Following graduating with a Maths BA from Clare, Shona has spent over 10 years been with the Supply Chain Development team at Tesco. It’s a greatly interesting role which uses some of the mathematical process and analysis skills learned in a maths degree whilst having a huge impact on one of the largest Supply Chains around! To date she’s been involved in saving over £20m of food waste each year through improving store inventories and setting up a new sales forecasting system for the launch of Jack’s stores.

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